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Affordable Housing Proposal for the City

The Ashland (OR) Daily Tidings (7/24) reports, "Southern Oregon University students have created a proposal they believe could provide more affordable housing in Ashland by altering the city's code to make manufactured houses cheaper to build. The proposal, which will be presented to the Ashland Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 24, would alter regulations regarding manufactured housing on individual lots as well as in housing developments." The students were asked "to search for a solution to chronic homelessness and to overhaul the city's 20-year-old manufactured housing building code." One lawmaker said the proposal could be a viable solution to homelessness.